St. Vincent de Paul Prayer

Lord Jesus, may the example of St. Vincent de Paul inspire us to be generous of hearts and hand to the needy.  May our generosity flow from humble gratitude for your many gifts to us, rather than from false pride in our own abilities.  We are all needy in our own ways-and so are dependent on your generosity and that of others.  Help us to respond willingly to the Gospel call to self-giving love, to look for ways to serve rather than expecting to be served.  Amen.